ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 6, 1988
Nairn in Darkness and Light
By (author) David Thomson
Set in the 1920s, this marvellously sensitive autobiography recreates the varied community of Nairn, with its fishermen and townsfolk, its crofters and its prosperous upper-middle-classes. Nairn has witnessed many of the triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history, and these are recalled with intuitive understanding. But it is also the scene of David Thomson’s formative years when he suffered an eye injury which nearly blinded him and shaped his whole future. Winner of the McVitie’s Prize and the first NCR Book Award For Non-Fiction
David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. He is the author of The People of the Sea, In Camden Town and Woodbrook. He developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.